Welcome:

Below is a list of events at or near area parks, that will be led by the Wilmington Trail Club (www.wilmingtontrailclub.org) volunteers, within the next 3 months.  You are very welcome to join these hike & volunteer events.  Please read the description to determine if you are capable of doing a hike.  If you have questions or for more information about a hike contact: Gary Kirk [garykirk_3@msn.com or (302) 366-0464].  Parks included in this list are:

Middle Run Valley County Natural Area
White Clay Creek State Park – Carpenter Rec Area
White Clay Creek State Park – Chambers Rock Road
White Clay Creek State Park – Judge Morris Estate
White Clay Creek State Park – Nature Center
White Clay Creek State Park – Nazarene Church
White Clay Creek State Park – Nine Foot Road
White Clay Creek State Park – Park Office
White Clay Creek State Park – Possum Hill
White Clay Creek State Park – Wedgewood Rd
White Clay Creek State Preserve – Arc Corner
White Clay Creek State Preserve – Big Elk Creek
White Clay Creek State Preserve – Lot 1 (London Tract Rd)
White Clay Creek State Preserve – Lot 2 (Sharpless Bridge)
White Clay Creek State Preserve – Lot 3 (New Peltier Rd)
White Clay Creek State Preserve – Park Office
White Clay Creek State Preserve – Springlawn

10/23/2019  9:00 am - 2:00 pm    WCCSP   (11-13 mi)

This hike will be in and out and about in Middle Run and WCCSP.  Bring lunch, snacks and water.

White Clay Creek State Park – Judge Morris Estate     |     54 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.705463, -75.709154

10/24/2019  9:00 am - 11:00 am    Non-native invasive plant removal   ( mi)

This project’s objective is to increase plant diversity and help preserve the native plants by removing non-native invasive plants. Wear long sleeves and pants, work gloves. Bring tools such as loppers, hand saws, pruners, shovels. All help is welcome and there is work for all levels: from pulling easy to remove honeysuckle vines, to sawing down linden viburnum. The walk to the worksite varies between 0.25  to 1.0 mile.  Any questions, please contact Terri Tipping.  Backup contacts are: Jim March and Mike Czupryna.

White Clay Creek State Park – Judge Morris Estate     |     54 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.705463, -75.709154

10/26/2019  9:00 am - 12:30 pm    White Clay Creek State Park, Carpenter Recreation Area   (8 - 10 mi)

Bring snack, lunch and water.

White Clay Creek State Park – Carpenter Rec Area     |     856 New London Rd, Newark, DE 9711     |    39.712553, -75.776618

10/29/2019  9:00 am    White Clay Creek State Park   (5-7 mi)

Some hills and stream crossings. Water and snacks advised.

White Clay Creek State Park – Nine Foot Road     |     400 Thompson Station Rd,, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.725095, -75.743412

10/31/2019  9:00 am - 11:00 am    Non-native invasive plant removal   ( mi)

This project’s objective is to increase plant diversity and help preserve the native plants by removing non-native invasive plants. Wear long sleeves and pants, work gloves. Bring tools such as loppers, hand saws, pruners, shovels. All help is welcome and there is work for all levels: from pulling easy to remove honeysuckle vines, to sawing down linden viburnum. The walk to the worksite varies between 0.25  to 1.0 mile.  Any questions, please contact Terri Tipping.  Backup contacts are: Jim March and Mike Czupryna.

White Clay Creek State Park – Judge Morris Estate     |     54 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.705463, -75.709154

10/31/2019  10:00 am - 1:00 pm    Judge Morris Estate, Newark, DE   (4-5 mi)

Meet-up at the Judge Morris Estate parking lot for a hike through this beautiful wooded part of White Clay Creek State Park on dirt path trails. The site includes an historic home dating to 1790. Bring water and poles for some moderate hills. Parking fees are in effect ($4 residents, $8 non-residents). DRIVING DIRECTIONS:  The parking lot is on your right, opposite the entry to the DNREC Polly Drummond Yard Waste site.

White Clay Creek State Park – Judge Morris Estate     |     54 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.705463, -75.709154

11/02/2019  12:00 am - 11:30 pm    Carpenter section of White Clay Creek State Park closed for youth shotgun hunting   ( mi)

White Clay Creek State Park – Carpenter Rec Area     |     856 New London Rd, Newark, DE 9711     |    39.712553, -75.776618

11/05/2019  9:00 am    WCCSP   (12-13 mi)

Meet for a brisk hike with old and maybe new friends.  Bring water, snack, lunch.

White Clay Creek State Park – Nine Foot Road     |     400 Thompson Station Rd,, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.725095, -75.743412

11/07/2019  9:00 am - 11:00 am    Non-native invasive plant removal   ( mi)

This project’s objective is to increase plant diversity and help preserve the native plants by removing non-native invasive plants. Wear long sleeves and pants, work gloves. Bring tools such as loppers, hand saws, pruners, shovels. All help is welcome and there is work for all levels: from pulling easy to remove honeysuckle vines, to sawing down linden viburnum. The walk to the worksite varies between 0.25  to 1.0 mile.  Any questions, please contact Terri Tipping.  Backup contacts are: Jim March and Mike Czupryna.

White Clay Creek State Park – Judge Morris Estate     |     54 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.705463, -75.709154

11/09/2019  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm    Kayak Cleaning   ( mi)

See here for details.

White Clay Creek State Park – Wedgewood Rd     |     599 Wedgewood Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.714786, -75.760053

11/12/2019  9:00 am - 12:00 pm    White Clay Creek Preserve, London Tract Rd.   (5-7 mi)

Rolling terrain and beautiful views of the White Clay Creek. Some hills.  We recommend that you bring water and snack.

White Clay Creek State Preserve – Lot 1 (London Tract Rd)     |     674 London Tract Rd, Landenberg, PA 19350     |    39.766608, -75.766907

11/13/2019  9:00 am - 1:30 pm    White Clay Creek State Park, Judge Morris Estate   (9-10 mi)

This hike will be in Middle Run, hills, neighborhoods, and fields of Pike Creek Valley, Carousel Park, and WCCSP.  Bring lunch, snack, and water.

White Clay Creek State Park – Judge Morris Estate     |     54 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.705463, -75.709154

11/14/2019  9:00 am - 11:00 am    Non-native invasive plant removal   ( mi)

This project’s objective is to increase plant diversity and help preserve the native plants by removing non-native invasive plants. Wear long sleeves and pants, work gloves. Bring tools such as loppers, hand saws, pruners, shovels. All help is welcome and there is work for all levels: from pulling easy to remove honeysuckle vines, to sawing down linden viburnum. The walk to the worksite varies between 0.25  to 1.0 mile.  Any questions, please contact Terri Tipping.  Backup contacts are: Jim March and Mike Czupryna.

White Clay Creek State Park – Judge Morris Estate     |     54 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.705463, -75.709154

11/16/2019  9:00 am - 11:00 am    Middle Run   (5 mi)

Please arrive promptly at 9:00 ready to hike and bring water and snack – there will be some hills.  Due to deer hunting at Nine Foot Road – this hike has been moved to Middle Run parking lot near Tri State Bird Sanctuary.  All other details are the same.  K. Derman

Middle Run Valley County Natural Area     |     137 Possum Hollow Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.715828, -75.723615

11/17/2019  9:00 am - 11:00 am    White Clay Creek State Park Nature Center   (approx. 5-6 mi)

Enjoy a quiet hike along the beautiful White Clay Creek and thru the adjoining woodlands with late fall colors. We will  be on a trail that does not permit bicycles. It will be mostly flat with no stream crossings. Bringing water and snack recommended.

White Clay Creek State Park – Nature Center     |     1475 Creek Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.726999, -75.767097

11/19/2019  9:00 am - 12:00 pm    White Clay Creek State Park   (5-7 mi)

Hike on the new trail that leads from White Clay Creek State Park into Paper Mill Park. Enjoy both of these beautiful parks in their fall color. We recommend that you bring water and snack.

White Clay Creek State Park – Nine Foot Road     |     400 Thompson Station Rd,, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.725095, -75.743412

11/20/2019  9:00 am - 1:30 pm    White Clay Creek Preserve PA - Park Office/Baptist Meeting House   (8-9 mi)

Celebrate the season with a trip to the Tri-State Marker.  It is an easy hike, with only a few hills. We start hiking at 9:00 am.  Bring water and lunch.  Wear orange if you have it since bow hunting is underway.

White Clay Creek State Preserve – Park Office     |     400 Sharpless Rd, Landenberg, PA 19350     |    39.747081, -75.773537

11/21/2019  12:00 am - 1:00 pm    Middle Run County Park closed for hunting   ( mi)

Park opens at 1:00 p.m.

Middle Run Valley County Natural Area     |     137 Possum Hollow Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.715828, -75.723615

11/21/2019  9:00 am - 11:00 am    Non-native invasive plant removal   ( mi)

Project is cancelled today because JME is closed for Hunting.

 

This project’s objective is to increase plant diversity and help preserve the native plants by removing non-native invasive plants. Wear long sleeves and pants, work gloves. Bring tools such as loppers, hand saws, pruners, shovels. All help is welcome and there is work for all levels: from pulling easy to remove honeysuckle vines, to sawing down linden viburnum. The walk to the worksite varies between 0.25  to 1.0 mile.  Any questions, please contact Terri Tipping.  Backup contacts are: Jim March and Mike Czupryna.

White Clay Creek State Park – Judge Morris Estate     |     54 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.705463, -75.709154

11/22/2019  12:00 am - 1:00 pm    Middle Run County Park closed for Hunting   ( mi)

Park opens at 1:00 p.m.

Middle Run Valley County Natural Area     |     137 Possum Hollow Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.715828, -75.723615

11/27/2019  9:00 am - 1:00 pm    WCCSP   (9-12 mi)

Pick a leader, pick a hike. Possibilities include rolling hills and fields, along the creek into PA or south towards Newark. Fire up your metabolism for Thanksgiving, the very next day.  Bring water, lunch, snack.

White Clay Creek State Park – Carpenter Rec Area     |     856 New London Rd, Newark, DE 9711     |    39.712553, -75.776618

11/28/2019  9:00 am - 11:00 am    Non-native invasive plant removal   ( mi)

This project’s objective is to increase plant diversity and help preserve the native plants by removing non-native invasive plants. Wear long sleeves and pants, work gloves. Bring tools such as loppers, hand saws, pruners, shovels. All help is welcome and there is work for all levels: from pulling easy to remove honeysuckle vines, to sawing down linden viburnum. The walk to the worksite varies between 0.25  to 1.0 mile.  Any questions, please contact Terri Tipping.  Backup contacts are: Jim March and Mike Czupryna.

White Clay Creek State Park – Judge Morris Estate     |     54 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.705463, -75.709154

12/01/2019  10:00 am - 12:00 pm    Chambers Rock   (5 - 6 mi)

The hike includes rolling terrain with a few hills and beautiful views of White Clay Creek.  Bring Water and Snack.

White Clay Creek State Park – Chambers Rock Road     |     873 Chambers Rock Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.732778, -75.760815

12/05/2019  9:00 am - 11:00 am    Non-native invasive plant removal   ( mi)

This project’s objective is to increase plant diversity and help preserve the native plants by removing non-native invasive plants. Wear long sleeves and pants, work gloves. Bring tools such as loppers, hand saws, pruners, shovels. All help is welcome and there is work for all levels: from pulling easy to remove honeysuckle vines, to sawing down linden viburnum. The walk to the worksite varies between 0.25  to 1.0 mile.  Any questions, please contact Terri Tipping.  Backup contacts are: Jim March and Mike Czupryna.

White Clay Creek State Park – Judge Morris Estate     |     54 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.705463, -75.709154

12/07/2019  9:00 am - 1:00 pm    White Clay Creek SP, Smith Mill Road-Possum Hill parking area   (9 - 10 mi)

Bring lunch, water and snack.

White Clay Creek State Park – Possum Hill     |     449 Smiths Mill Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.727707, -75.729711

12/07/2019  9:00 am - 2:00 pm    White Clay Creek State Park   (14-16 mi)

We’ll hike from Carpenter and  loop to Newark on MD and paved trail over to Reservoir and thru Redd Park and to Middle Run and back via WCCSP.  Trails are usually well traveled trails with some roots, rocks and an occasional stream crossing. Bring lunch, water, snacks,

White Clay Creek State Park – Carpenter Rec Area     |     856 New London Rd, Newark, DE 9711     |    39.712553, -75.776618

12/12/2019  9:00 am - 11:00 am    Non-native invasive plant removal   ( mi)

This project’s objective is to increase plant diversity and help preserve the native plants by removing non-native invasive plants. Wear long sleeves and pants, work gloves. Bring tools such as loppers, hand saws, pruners, shovels. All help is welcome and there is work for all levels: from pulling easy to remove honeysuckle vines, to sawing down linden viburnum. The walk to the worksite varies between 0.25  to 1.0 mile.  Any questions, please contact Terri Tipping.  Backup contacts are: Jim March and Mike Czupryna.

White Clay Creek State Park – Judge Morris Estate     |     54 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.705463, -75.709154

12/18/2019 - 12/21/2019  12:00 am - 11:30 pm    Judge Morris section of WCCSP closed for Shotgun Hunting   ( mi)

White Clay Creek State Park – Judge Morris Estate     |     54 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.705463, -75.709154

12/26/2019  9:00 am - 11:00 am    Non-native invasive plant removal   ( mi)

This project’s objective is to increase plant diversity and help preserve the native plants by removing non-native invasive plants. Wear long sleeves and pants, work gloves. Bring tools such as loppers, hand saws, pruners, shovels. All help is welcome and there is work for all levels: from pulling easy to remove honeysuckle vines, to sawing down linden viburnum. The walk to the worksite varies between 0.25  to 1.0 mile.  Any questions, please contact Terri Tipping.  Backup contacts are: Jim March and Mike Czupryna.

White Clay Creek State Park – Judge Morris Estate     |     54 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.705463, -75.709154

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